Pop Trash - Duran Duran
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  1. The disc's first single, "Someone Else Not Me," makes it clear that although the band often sticks to the same songwriting formula, there are still new melodies left to explore.
  2. Pop Trash proves to be far from embarrassing...
  3. 60
    The pleasant surprise is that, after all the personnel changes, Duran Duran still has its characteristic sound and charisma...
  4. 60
    Pop Trash plays out with a quiet, digestible ease that stays firmly grounded in the comfort zone they have managed to create for themselves.
  5. There are ephemeral confectionary delights...and a general witlessness-
  6. Some of the smooth, spacey ballads that were characteristic of their 1993 self-titled release show up here, but more often than not LeBon is lost in a swamp of over-production.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Nov 17, 2013
    These were definitely the lean years for Duran Duran. From the commercially disastrous Medazzaland to this album, the band seemed all but forgotten, fragmented, and trying to find its way. However, they also did a lot of experimentation. It was odd, spacey and campy, but very listenable. Warren Cuccurullo's guitar shines in these albums, but LeBon's lyrics tend to be lost and sometimes does not really fit in some songs. The instrumentals tend to redeem those shortcomings. Good and under-rated album. Expand

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